Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Full steam ahead!

Wow, it's been a while since I last posted. Too much to do rah!!!!!! :D Well, I'm back in Manchester and it only took a car, 2 planes, a train, the tube, another train and a tram for me to get home. I'm a right jet setter :D But that is what I do, I travel. It doesn't seem like I'm ever in one place for a normal amount of time. Ah well, home now.

So its been awhile cos I'm back at uni now (more deadlines looming) and I've been working hard on Random Quirks. My hand painted t-shirt line is full steam ahead now that I've come up with a better and less costly way of doing it. Even better, it now gives me some wiggle room to use a much better quality t-shirt from American Apparel (one just opened round the corner - awesome). So I've decided to make the t-shirts to order. Just showing the design and letting the customer pick their size, colour and also if its for a man or a woman. So hopefully that will encourage more sales, cos I know I get really annoyed when I see something I like but it isn't my size. Grr :D
Also, check out what my dad got me, some proper boxes to store my merchandise in :D. I was really happy, no more ferrero rocher boxes, at least for the finished pieces. Organisation makes me happy, even though I'm a messy person. 

So continuing with the doing stuff for the shop, I have gotten a flickr account (take a look), and a deviant art account (and take a look). So far, I've been enjoying deviant art, it seems to be a good place to get attention for my jewelry which is great. I'll have to see how that plays out. With flickr, apart from adding some photos, making a couple of friends and joining a couple of groups, I've haven't entirely gotten into it yet. I figure I just need to sort out a system. 

So I've got another deadline on friday, which I'm handing in tomorrow, kinda annoying really as it is part of the research project, but isn't being marked. Ah well, onwards. By the way, the sale is still on and will continue to do so until those items are sold. Check out my sale section, bargins await you.

Whats going on around me right now: All by my lonesome on my laptop with the dog whisperer on the tv in the background. Just finished watching Project Catwalk. 

Saturday, 3 January 2009

Happy birthday Random Quirks - special discounts!

Yup, one year ago today, my bf told me to go for it and open up an Etsy shop. So Random Quirks went online. And also one year ago today I got my first sale. Woo! 2008 has flown by for me and has certainly been an interesting one. I hope everyone had a fantastic new year!

So, 2009. I think its gonna be one of those years. I have so much to do. Like graduate university a year earlier than I thought I would, and then that brings along the next big thing, getting a job. Scary! Now I'm going to be graduating with a fashion marketing degree and have decided to give merchandising a go. But of course with the economy its going to be even harder to find a job. So that should be fun. :D

And then there's my 21st birthday in June which I will be going to Florida the month after with a group of friends to celebrate. I will finally be able to go out here in the states. Kinda funny since I've been legal at home for over 2 years :D. 

Finally, there's Random Quirks. I've got big plans for my shop with loads of new additions and ideas. I can't wait. I've already done almost all the new pictures for it, just got to upload them all. I must thank my brother who showed me how to take some good photos and manipulate them on photoshop. Check them out and let me know what you think.

 My job of 2009 will be to put some of my old items on sale for the shops birthday. There will be a 20% discount on marked items and a special promotion for my blog readers, 25% off. Discount will be refunded through Paypal after the item is purchased - just type BLOG in message to seller. I will also be getting a Flickr account and also a Deviant Art account for my shop, so lots to do! Happy new year everyone!

Whats going on around me right now: Still on holiday, woo! Loving the weather here. Watching the bf play a video game and am now off to do some Random Quirks work :D